Police: 8 Vehicles Broken Into Overnight, 1 Stolen

West Hartford Police urge residents to take steps to protect their personal belongings.

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A West Hartford neighborhood experienced a rash of car burglaries Monday night.

Police said eight vehicles were broken into and one stolen from Walkley, Farnham, and Dorset roads in the eastern Farmington Avenue/Fern Street area. Officers discovered the burglaries during their patrols prior to any residential complaints.

Entry to four of the eight vehicles was gained by smashing a window, according to police.

"Most often than not the suspects are not going to break windows to enter a vehicle unless they observe valuables in plain view," said Lt. Ted Stoneburner. "We ask our citizens to use common sense in regards to leaving valuables in their vehicle. Don’t leave pocketbooks, wallets, laptops, cellphones, GPS units, change in the cup holders or any item of value out in the open."

While investigating, officers noticed a pile of glass in the driveway of 39 Farnham Road, but a vehicle was not there. They later determined that a 2013 grey Nissan Sentra, bearing CT license plate 866ZVS, was stolen out of the driveway.

Police said the owner reported that the key to the vehicle was in a purse on the front seat.

"We would like our citizens to know that if you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right or normal, please call the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203," Stoneburner said.

Wehaguy May 06, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Maybe if the PD focused more on actually patrolling our streets than harassing the center bars these real crimes wouldn't occur! Love how they throw the blame on the west Hartford residents "common sense"!
Sam May 07, 2014 at 02:04 PM
And let not forgot money spent on their army personal carrier, cause god knows we need to militarize the West Hartford Police. If they would stop playing solders, get off their cell phones (while they drive) and start old fashion police work the town might be better off.
Wehaguy May 07, 2014 at 02:12 PM
I couldnt believe it when i saw it! Huge military personal carrier rolling down trout brook drive with a WH cop in it and Police written on the side. RIDICULOUS! Our town is out of control! I'm very disappointed in our town leaders!
Sam May 07, 2014 at 02:51 PM
So glad I am not alone on this. And I'm a moderate democrat . When I was a kid the Police were Police, not pretend military, trigger happy yahoos.


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